National Oct 14, 2013

SDF engine parts cleared for export to British navy

Japanese engine parts used in Self-Defense Forces ships can be sold to the British navy because they are used by the private sector and are not necessarily treated as weapons, a government source said Sunday. The precision parts, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., are ...

National / Politics Jun 5, 2013

Abe, Hollande to discuss ban on military-convertible items

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande are scheduled to agree Friday in Tokyo to start talks on banning exports of dual-use items that can be diverted to military use, a government official said. They will also agree to jointly develop defense equipment, ...